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Supreme Court preview: Major decisions yet to come

(the hill) – The season of Supreme Court decisions is in full swing. The justices in the coming weeks will issue major decisions on student debt relief, affirmative action and the Voting Rights Act, with rulings in the remaining 30 cases expected to be issued by June 30. Here’s a preview of the main decisions. Student debt relief The fate of President Biden’s student debt relief plan rests with the justices, who are weighing two separate challenges: one from six Republican-led states, the other from two individual borrowers. It’s about whether more than 40 million Americans will get debt relief,…

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‘It’s time for the political games to stop,’ Texas school advocates call on final day of legislature

On the final day of the 88th Texas Legislature, public school advocates urged Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Senate to end their pursuit of vouchers or education savings accounts. ESAs had been a priority for the governor and lieutenant governor this session. However, legislation to create the program was defeated in the House, making it likely to reappear if the governor calls a special session. Had the ESAs passed, they would have sent public funds to private schools for the first time in modern Texas history. At a press conference Monday morning from Austin, Texas, Texas School Coalition Executive…

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Political disagreements freeze Iraq’s budget bill

Deep disagreements between the two main Kurdish parties in power in Iraq’s Kurdistan region are the main cause of the delay in the parliamentary vote on Iraq’s 2023 budget bill. The plenary session of Iraq’s new parliament was held on January 9, 2022 in Baghdad, Iraq. After the October 10 parliamentary elections, {Getty}. Negotiations on Iraq’s 2023 budget bill have been postponed after the deputy speaker of the parliament suspended the legislature’s finance committee over legal irregularities and the passing of a joint agreement between the federal government Iraqi and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). “Our committee has been…

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Are we expecting record heat this week?

CBS News Detroit Digital Brief for May 29, 2023 CBS News Detroit Digital Brief for May 29, 2023 02:34 (CBS DETROIT) – There’s no doubt it’s going to be hot in Michigan this week. Typically, high temperatures should top out in the mid-70s for this time of year. Instead, we’ll climb into the 80s this week. Check out this week’s predicted high temperatures compared to previous records. While we’re not expecting any record temperatures this week, it’s still going to be hot. CBS News Detroit While we’re not expecting any record temperatures this week, it’s still going to be hot….

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Poland imposes sanctions on 365 Belarusians for a “draconian” sentence against a journalist

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Monday imposed sanctions on 365 Belarusian citizens and froze the financial assets of 20 entities and 16 other people associated with the Russian capital in reaction to what it condemned as a “draconian” verdict against a journalist. Under the sanctions announced by Poland’s interior ministry, the 365 Belarusians will not be able to enter the Schengen area, a visa-free travel zone in Europe. The group includes lawmakers, judges, prosecutors, members of the state media, athletes and people who work for state-owned companies. The move is the latest amid a strained relationship between Poland, a…

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The man set another one on fire after the argument, Hillsborough deputies say

After two men got into an argument at a Tampa gas station Sunday afternoon, one of them doused the other with gasoline and set it on fire, according to a report from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The two men got into a verbal altercation at the Mobile gas station at 14516 N 22nd St. in Tampa at 4:32 p.m., according to a sheriff’s office report. A news release did not say what the argument was about. Earl Hargrove Jr., 34, bought a small amount of gasoline, poured it on the other man and lit him on fire, the report…

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Breaking News Ep. 13: Senator Robert Menendez is the corrupt politician of the week! Find out why.

Americans Want Congressional Term Limits 80% Regardless of Political Affiliation Support Congressional Term Limits! This is Holly Robichaud for breaking news by deadline in the US. The push for term limits, the Oklahoma State Senate passed our congressional term limits resolution. Oklahoma joins the other states of Florida, Alabama, Missouri, West Virginia and Wisconsin that have approved USTL requests specific to single-issue congressional term limits. The momentum continued with resolution HJR11 in the US House of Representatives sponsored by SC Ralph Norman. Visit to sign our petition to urge Speaker McCarthy to bring up House Joint Resolution 11 for…

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Construction work begins on 24 Sussex, but its future is still in doubt

Construction work has just started on 24 Sussex Drive, the Prime Minister’s official residence. The building has fallen into a state of deep deterioration after years of neglect and inaction. But the National Capital Commission (NCC), the federal body responsible for official residences, said the new activity should not be interpreted as a commitment to fully restore the 150-year-old property that has housed ten of prime ministers of the country. The NCC told CBC News that this work must be done regardless of what the government ultimately decides to do with the heritage property. Work began last week to remove…

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